Study: Drugs, mental stimulation may help retrieve lost memory

04/29/2007 | Reuters

Researchers suggest people with Alzheimer's disease and other brain ailments may be able to regain lost memory through drugs and mental stimulation. Tests on mice showed that placing them in a stimulating playground environment and giving them a type of drug that encourages growth of brain nerve cells both resulted in improved memory recovery and learning ability. The researchers said the study suggests the memories are not actually erased from the brain.

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